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The global impact of coal power

Coal-fired power plants produce more than just carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. Coal burning also releases particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury—thus damaging the health of ...

Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems

High levels of pollution found in many of the world's major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

German court orders diesel bans in Cologne, Bonn

A German court Thursday ordered Cologne and Bonn to join a slew of cities in banning older diesels from its roads to combat air pollution, as the government struggled to reach a deal with carmakers on cleaning up the cars.

Milder ammonia synthesis method should help environment

A Chinese research team has developed a "milder" way to synthesize ammonia by requiring lower temperature and pressure than the current method. The process offers great promise for saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide ...

S.Africa coal belt among world's pollution hotspots: Greenpeace

South Africa's eastern Mpumalanga province has the most polluting cluster of coal-fired power stations in the world producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide, a report by environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Monday.

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